Benjamin Chavis (left) speaks during the first of a 10-part lecture series alongside All Eyes on D.C. founder Sam P.K. Collins at the Thurgood Marshall Center for Service and Heritage in Northwest D.C. on Nov. 19. Photo by Travis Riddick
Op-Ed

Ben Chavis Urges Support for Black Lives Matter Movement

For many elders who participated in the black liberation movement of the ’60s and ’70s, the burgeoning Black Lives Matter movement is history repeating itself — in a good way. Benjamin Chavis, famed civil rights leader and president of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, emphasized Thursday the need to support the youth on the front lines during the first of 10 lectures in a series at the Thurgood Marshall Center for Service and Heritage in Northwest D.C. [read more…]